Émilie Gomez – Parc des Expos
Emilie Gomez is a French photographer based in Brussel. She works around the notion of heterotopia, defined by Michel Foucault as the physical location of a utopia. Show houses, and trompe-l’oeil become stages and sets that draw our attention. They are false, yet real, spaces housing the imagined.
This series of posters, « Parc des expos, » presents different places where the difference between reality and perception, in the absence of photographic framing or montage, are made perceptible by the absurd means used to « sell » the dream. Staging, lighting and other tricks used are as gaudy as the poor materials and worn wallpaper print. Images such as a badly concealed door makes us wonder not only for whom this dream is intended but also who are the unscrupulous agents behind it.
PARC DES EXPOS SERIE